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UsherBirth name   Usher Raymond IV
Born   October 14, 1978
Dallas, Texas, United States
Origin   Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres   R&B, pop
Occupations   Singer–songwriter, music executive, actor, record producer
Years active   1990–present (singing), 1998–present (acting)
Labels   LaFace, Arista
Associated acts   NuBeginnings, Justin Bieber

Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978), who performs under the mononym Usher, is an American recording artist and actor. He rose to fame in the 1990s, releasing the multi-platinum album My Way (1997) and 8701 (2001). His success continued with the release of his breakthrough album, Confessions (2004), which has sold over ten million copies in the United States, and been certified diamond by the RIAA. To date, he has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and has won five Grammy Awards. In 2008, Usher was ranked as the 21st most successful Hot 100 Singles Artist of all-time by Billboard magazine. He ranked higher than any other artist of his generation. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Usher has sold over 21.5 million albums in the United States. Read more...